BBC confuses Sri Lankan President with Indian PM Modi

A general view of the headquarters of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London on October 30, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 21 April 2018
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BBC confuses Sri Lankan President with Indian PM Modi

DUBAI: The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) confused Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a live broadcast of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday.
The blunder occurred when the BBC host said “the Prime Minister of India since May 2014 arriving at Buckingham Palace,” while the Sri Lankan president was exiting his car at the entrance of Buckingham Palace
The BBC since apologized for the mistake stating that the reporter on duty was given incorrect information.


Kuwaiti presenter suspended for calling colleague ‘handsome’ live on air

Updated 20 May 2018
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Kuwaiti presenter suspended for calling colleague ‘handsome’ live on air

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Information has decided to suspend a presenter who commended the looks of her male colleague live on air.
A viral Youtube video showed presenter for Kuwait TV Basma Al-Shammar calling her fellow male reporter “mazyoon,” which translates into “the handsome, attractive one” in local dialect.
The male reporter, Nawaf Al-Shiraki, was covering the municipal council elections before he appeared to be adjusting his traditional headwear prior to going on air.
This is when the Al-Shammar alerted him that he was on air, saying: “No need to fix your ghutra, Nawaf, you look handsome!”

The act was considered by some a “flirtation” on the presenter’s part.
However, others wrote on her Twitter feed saying there was nothing wrong with what she said.
A Kuwaiti MP reportedly wrote to the country’s information minister on Twitter saying that such a slip of the tongue should not be tolerated on state television.
A source from Kuwait’s state TV was quoted saying that the anchor had been suspended pending investigation into the incident.